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October 14, 2012Momentum killer
Offensive coordinator Doug Martin almost continued his success on opening drives against Florida State. The BC offense orchestrated an impressive drive down the field to open the game, but after a third down run from Andre Williams came up a yard short the Eagles failed to convert a fourth down play action because of pressure from the FSU defensive line.
"College ball is a lot about momentum and being able to build and sustain your momentum and it was a real buzz kill when we couldn't get the touchdown from the one but at the same time we need to be able to move on to the next series," Williams said.
Williams was one of the lone bright spots for the offense on Saturday rushing for over 100 yards for the second straight week and putting up a 5.2 yards per carry average.
"I'm a little torn about the loss we took," Williams said. "I didn't think we were gonna let up so many points. I'm definitely glad we were able to run against their defense though because everyone was telling us we weren't going to be able to run and we got some good yardage in the first half."
Swigert Gaining Form
Bobby Swigert finally returned to form after an injury during training camp. He had 61 yards and a touchdown against the Seminoles late in the first half after lining up in the back field.
"I was in the back field which we put in this week because we thought we could exploit that a little bit and they blitzed off the outside so I didn't even run a route I just went straight up the middle because it was wide open and Chase saw me and got the ball to me quickly so I just saw an opening made a couple cuts and got the ball in the end zone," Swigert said.
Although Swigert had a good day, Alex Amidon saw his production slip with only three catches for 42 yards.
"Alex and I are obviously really unselfish guys, whatever we can do to help the team," Swigert said. "Alex is having a tremendous season this year, whatever I can do if I can be underneath and he can be over the top because he's obviously the deep threat, whatever I can do as we get better every week and keep meshing with chase and getting better throwing the ball."
D Continues Poor Play
After talking all week about the possibility of surprising the Seminoles, the BC defense didn't have any success stopping the FSU offense.
"They're hunting for a national championship and the fact that they loss to a team of lesser talent last week, I think they came out extra hungry, I think they came out ready to show the world they're still a top of the line program," Linebacker Nick Clancy said.
The Eagles yet again let up over 500 yards, and this time the Seminoles compiled 649 against the embarrassed BC defense.
"It's embarrassing as a defense just because we've had such a strong tradition of having good defenses here at BC that it makes you feel bad because you feel that you're a part of the problem. And that's not a knock against our guys because every week we work our butts off in practice so it's difficult coming off a game like that when they score 50 against you knowing your guys worked so hard and the strong tradition we've had at BC on defense so it's really hard to swallow," said Clancy.
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